Universal. A 14k Gold Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases
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Universal. A 14k Gold Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases

SIGNED UNIVERSAL GENÈVE, TRI-COMPAX MODEL, REF. 52'502, NO. 1'069'059, MANUFACTURED IN 1945

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Universal. A 14k Gold Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases
Signed Universal Genève, Tri-Compax Model, Ref. 52'502, No. 1'069'059, Manufactured in 1945
Movement: Manual, Cal. UG 287, stamped UOW, 17 jewels
Dial: Silvered, Arabic numerals, four subsidiary dials, two windows for day and date
Case: 14k gold, snap on back, two rectangular buttons in the band, 35mm diam.
Buckle: Associated gold plated buckle
Accompanied By: A Universal Extract from the Archives
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Lot Essay

Universal Genève produced the Tri-Compax from the 1940s through the 1960s. The Tri-Compax watches came in a variety of sizes and styles. The present watch has a very charming aesthetic featuring a silvered dial, blued steel hands and a tachymeter scale to the outside of the dial calibrated for miles. The Arabic numerals offer a vintage style and furthermore the 14k gold case and movement that is stamped UOW indicates it was made especially for the American market.


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